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Do you know how many days in advance of the hearing date does a witness subpoena need to be served?

Dawsonville, GA |

This is for a modification of child support final hearing in Dawson County, Georgia.

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It must be served at least 24 hours before a hearing, but a Judge could rule that a short period of time such as 48 hours is not reasonable. The best course of action is 30 days, as no one can really argue with that. At a minimum, effort should be made to serve a witness at least a week prior, if possible, to avoid problems.

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Legally, 24 hours. The better practice is to serve as soon as you can to give the witness a fairer amount of notice.


24 hours. However, you should contact an attorney and try and serve the subpoena as soon as you know you are wanting the witness to be present. A judge will want to see that the subpoena was served in a reasonable amount of time.

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